Prognostic importance of paratracheal lymph node metastases.
Paratracheal lymph node dissection for carcinoma of the larynx, hypopharynx, and cervical esophagus.
Paratracheal lymph node dissection in cancer of the larynx, hypopharynx, and cervical esophagus: The need for guidelines.
The preliminary diagnosis of malignancy with a differential diagnosis of metastatic melanoma versus metastatic adenocarcinoma was communicated to the bronchoscopist, and EBUS-guided FNA procedure was concluded; the paratracheal lymph node
was not sampled.
The right paratracheal lymph node
was found to be the most frequent site of mediastinal node enlargement in adults (4).
1) The superior pericardial recess, called the high-riding superior pericardial recess, is the posterior portion of the superior aortic recess and may sometimes extend more superiorly than normal, which may mimic a paratracheal lymph node
The patient underwent a near-total thyroidectomy and left paratracheal lymph node
dissection and left modified radical neck dissection.
On autopsy, he was found to be muscular and heavily built, and had cardiomegaly, enlarged paratracheal lymph nodes
and pulmonary oedema.
A chest radiograph (Figure 1) showed pleural thickening in the region of the costophrenic sulcus, enlargement of the hilar and paratracheal lymph nodes
, and a mass in the right upper lobe.